Christian Divorce

Healing From A Christian Divorce | Advice, Insight & Tips

How The Church Handles Divorce


When I was growing up, hardly anyone was divorced. At least it seemed like that. Divorce was especially rare for people who were in the pews on Sunday mornings. Divorce in the church community was usually swept under the rug. The Church handled divorce by ignoring it or condemning it. It was looked down

How The Church Handles Divorce2023-02-06T14:02:23+00:00

Christian Divorce Recovery


The more serious a woman is about her Christian faith, the more devastated she is about a divorce.  So, if a divorce happens for any reason, a Christian woman is not only distraught about the divorce, she feels as though she has disappointed God, too. Not long ago, even the idea of Christian divorce

Christian Divorce Recovery2018-08-14T15:28:50+00:00

No Apology Necessary


“Positive thinking seems to be mandatory in the breast cancer world, to the point that unhappiness requires a kind of apology.”  ~ Barbara Ehrenreich, Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America The Sadness As a Christian woman, do you ever feel the need to apologize for your midlife divorce sadness?

No Apology Necessary2020-03-04T04:33:01+00:00

The Hard Work Of Faith After Divorce


“She said that faith is not about how we feel; it is about how we live.” ~ Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith The Despair Of Divorce If you’re a normal woman going through the despair of divorce, things have been bleak for you. Any of us who have been through it,

The Hard Work Of Faith After Divorce2020-03-04T04:01:39+00:00

The Suffering Of Divorce


“… An individual needs suffering and misfortune: they compel the deepening of the inner life and generate a spiritual upsurge.”  ~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago Comfort The Gulag Archipelago is required reading in Russia. It is the account of one man’s victory over unbelievably horrible circumstances, and his journey to a spiritual freedom and power that

The Suffering Of Divorce2020-03-04T04:01:58+00:00

Accept What Is & Give Thanks


“Life is accepting what is and working from that.” ~ Gloria Naylor, African American novelist and educator The Apostle Paul in his letter to Timothy makes this statement: “Everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with Thanksgiving.” He was specifically referencing food in this passage.

Accept What Is & Give Thanks2020-03-04T04:03:11+00:00

Why We Cling To Nasty People


“You may know someone, someone you consider to be a good person, who puts up with another who makes her life miserable.”  ~ Jay Carter, Nasty People: How to Stop Being Hurt by Them Without Becoming One of Them Being A "Fixer" I'm one of the moderators of our online divorce recovery support group and

Why We Cling To Nasty People2020-10-10T15:24:30+00:00

Normal After Divorce?


"Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting."
  ~ Anonymous, Have Fun Stand Out! What is "normal" anyway? Most days I feel like anything but normal. I think if we each fully grasped how infinitely above normal we really are, we would be smiling every minute. We are each an original; a bright and shining star unlike

Normal After Divorce?2023-08-28T13:30:58+00:00

Setting Boundaries After Divorce


“This great experiment in liberty will endure and flourish only so long as we maintain the humility, faith, and character to govern ourselves.” ~ John Adams Are you tired of political propaganda? I am. Even though I love our process of democracy (as messy as it is), I'm tired of being bombarded by misleading ads

Setting Boundaries After Divorce2023-08-26T15:22:03+00:00

A Fuzzy Vision After Divorce


“Many of us go through life with only a fuzzy sense of where we are going.” ~ Jeffrey Young, PhD and Janet Klosko, PhD, Reinventing Your Life: How to Break Free From Negative Life Patterns Questioning Where am I going in life? What is life all about? What am I here for? Is life just a

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